Identifying the Real Threat to Jews

(Commentary) Jonathan S. Tobin - The Community Security Service (CSS) proactively protects the people, institutions and events of the American Jewish community. CSS has issued a new report about terrorist incidents and attacks on Jews and Israelis in the U.S. since 1967. In it, Yehudit Barsky, one of the top experts on radical hate groups in the country, paints a frightening picture of the rising toll of violence against Jews from white supremacists and radical Islamists. For all of the talk about Islamophobia, Jews and Jewish institutions remain the main targets of religious-based hate crimes in the U.S., a fact borne out by the FBI's annual reports. In 2014, the latest year available, 58% of all religious hate crimes in the U.S. were directed at Jews. Only 16% were anti-Islamic.

2016-12-16 00:00:00

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